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Have you guys heard the news? Cirrus announced that they are buying Mooney corporation and resuming aircraft production. They are going to modernize the M20 with all the latest and greatest including all composite design, CAPS parachute, Garmin GFC700 autopilot, 1250lb useful load. A 6 seat variant is being discussed. Cirrus is contemplating scrapping production of their popular SR20/22 lines in favor of the Mooney type certificate they are buying out as the staple of their fleet. Now you won't have to choose between 1950's era peace of mind like steal roll cage and one piece wing spar and impressing your friends with shiny composites and a parachute so the wife feels completely safe.

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The new SR-M20 will include:

igital Engine & Fuel Monitoring
Cirrus Perspective+TM by Garmin Cockpit
Latest Garmin Perspective Software Upgrades
10’’ Screens
GMA 350c Bluetooth® Audio Panel w/ 3-D audio
QWERTY Keyboard Controller
Dual WAAS GPS/Comm/Nav Radios
Dual ADAHRS
Enhanced Garmin GFC700 Autopilot featuring:
- Fully Coupled Approaches w/ Vertical Guidance
- TOGA w/ Coupled Missed Approach & Holds
- Electronic Stability & Protection
- Hand-flown Stall Protection though ESP
- Hypoxia Check & Automated Descent Mode
- Blue Level Button
- Autopilot Stall and Over-speed Protection
- Flight Director and Flight Path Marker
ADS-B Out Transponder
ADS-B In Weather and Traffic
406 MHz ELT triggered by CAPS Pull
Garmin Flight Stream 510
Garmin Pilot (1 year subscription included)
Garmin® FliteCharts and SafeTaxi
XM Weather & Audio

Cirrus Executive
Adds Yaw Damper; EVS Camera
Cirrus Awareness
Adds Active Traffic; eTAWS
Cirrus Advantage
Upgrades to 12" Screens; Adds ChartView; 1 Year of Jeppesen Subscriptions;
SurfaceWatch
Certified Flight Into Known Ice (FIKI)
Adds Full FIKI including Tanis Avionics & Engine Pre-Heater
Carbon, Platinum or Rhodium Appearance Upgrade
Adds bold Carbon styling, the luxurious elegance of Platinum design or the
simplicity of a Rhodium scheme. Includes upgraded premium leather.
GTS
Select all Packages above to make aircraft a GTS and receive GTS package
pricing.
Air Conditioning Included in GTS without Ice Protection
Cirrus Global Connect
Tanis Avionics Engine Pre-Heater (120V)
Included in FIKI package

Safety:
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS)
Airbag Seatbelts (Front Seats)
26G Energy-Absorbing Seating surrounded by a Rigid Roll Cage
All LED Exterior Lighting featuring Cirrus SpectraTM wing tip lighting
Interior/Exterior Ambient Convenience Lighting
Remote Keyless Entry
Spin-Resistant "Cuffed" wing
Built-In Oxygen for all Five Occupants
Dual Alternators (#1 is 100 amps; #2 is 70 amps)
Integrated Electronic Carbon Monoxide Detector
Basic Terrain Avoidance and Warning System*
Digital 4-in-1 Standby Instrument
Lightweight Wheels & Brakes and Tubeless Tires
Interior and Comfort:
Dual Side Yokes
Single Movement Power Lever with Integrated Prop Control
Easy Access Doors on Both Sides with "Positive Latching"
UV Protected Windows
60/40 FlexSeating™ allows for up to Three Rear Seat Occupants
Center Console with Four USB Power Outlets & 12V Power Outlet
Single Connector "Ships Power" Headset Outlet for all Five Seats
Six Front, Two Rear Adjustable & Windshield De-Fog Air Outlets
Two Front and Two Rear Folding Cup Holders
Four-Point Harnesses with Airbags for Front Seats
Three-Point Automotive-Style Belts for Rear Seats
Rear LATCH Attachment Points for Automotive-Style Car Seats
Standard Leather Seats with Recline for all Seats*
Large Rear Cargo Door with Accessory Storage Compartment
Rear Cargo Netting with Quick-Release Mechanisms
Easy Rear Seat Folding Mechanism folds to Near-Flat
Two Rear Coat Hooks and One Rear Coat Hanger Rail

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Will admit had me for a minute.  
 

So when the BRS is available for Mooney, curious how many spouses will insist on THAT being the next upgrade.  Available for Cessna now but guessing skylight gives an ideal departure point for the rocket.  My guess 20AMU.  Suggested factory get working on this. Could be some revenue in a market where factory isn’t seeing much income. But since Mooney is not composite, a deployment should be designed so as NOT to destroy the airframe.  Maybe factory needs to consult Elon he seems to be adept at doing what others think is impossible.    
 

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Does that come complete with a heated carbon fiber Monroy PeeTube assembly?

The unheated ones were a bit hard to use in the winter...

:)

-a-

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On 4/1/2021 at 9:43 AM, 201er said:

Have you guys heard the news? Cirrus announced that they are buying Mooney corporation and resuming aircraft production. They are going to modernize the M20 with all the latest and greatest including all composite design, CAPS parachute, Garmin GFC700 autopilot, 1250lb useful load. A 6 seat variant is being discussed. Cirrus is contemplating scrapping production of their popular SR20/22 lines in favor of the Mooney type certificate they are buying out as the staple of their fleet. Now you won't have to choose between 1950's era peace of mind like steal roll cage and one piece wing spar and impressing your friends with shiny composites and a parachute so the wife feels completely safe.

Cirrus_Aircraft_Logo.jpg

The new SR-M20 will include:

igital Engine & Fuel Monitoring
Cirrus Perspective+TM by Garmin Cockpit
Latest Garmin Perspective Software Upgrades
10’’ Screens
GMA 350c Bluetooth® Audio Panel w/ 3-D audio
QWERTY Keyboard Controller
Dual WAAS GPS/Comm/Nav Radios
Dual ADAHRS
Enhanced Garmin GFC700 Autopilot featuring:
- Fully Coupled Approaches w/ Vertical Guidance
- TOGA w/ Coupled Missed Approach & Holds
- Electronic Stability & Protection
- Hand-flown Stall Protection though ESP
- Hypoxia Check & Automated Descent Mode
- Blue Level Button
- Autopilot Stall and Over-speed Protection
- Flight Director and Flight Path Marker
ADS-B Out Transponder
ADS-B In Weather and Traffic
406 MHz ELT triggered by CAPS Pull
Garmin Flight Stream 510
Garmin Pilot (1 year subscription included)
Garmin® FliteCharts and SafeTaxi
XM Weather & Audio

Cirrus Executive
Adds Yaw Damper; EVS Camera
Cirrus Awareness
Adds Active Traffic; eTAWS
Cirrus Advantage
Upgrades to 12" Screens; Adds ChartView; 1 Year of Jeppesen Subscriptions;
SurfaceWatch
Certified Flight Into Known Ice (FIKI)
Adds Full FIKI including Tanis Avionics & Engine Pre-Heater
Carbon, Platinum or Rhodium Appearance Upgrade
Adds bold Carbon styling, the luxurious elegance of Platinum design or the
simplicity of a Rhodium scheme. Includes upgraded premium leather.
GTS
Select all Packages above to make aircraft a GTS and receive GTS package
pricing.
Air Conditioning Included in GTS without Ice Protection
Cirrus Global Connect
Tanis Avionics Engine Pre-Heater (120V)
Included in FIKI package

Safety:
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS)
Airbag Seatbelts (Front Seats)
26G Energy-Absorbing Seating surrounded by a Rigid Roll Cage
All LED Exterior Lighting featuring Cirrus SpectraTM wing tip lighting
Interior/Exterior Ambient Convenience Lighting
Remote Keyless Entry
Spin-Resistant "Cuffed" wing
Built-In Oxygen for all Five Occupants
Dual Alternators (#1 is 100 amps; #2 is 70 amps)
Integrated Electronic Carbon Monoxide Detector
Basic Terrain Avoidance and Warning System*
Digital 4-in-1 Standby Instrument
Lightweight Wheels & Brakes and Tubeless Tires
Interior and Comfort:
Dual Side Yokes
Single Movement Power Lever with Integrated Prop Control
Easy Access Doors on Both Sides with "Positive Latching"
UV Protected Windows
60/40 FlexSeating™ allows for up to Three Rear Seat Occupants
Center Console with Four USB Power Outlets & 12V Power Outlet
Single Connector "Ships Power" Headset Outlet for all Five Seats
Six Front, Two Rear Adjustable & Windshield De-Fog Air Outlets
Two Front and Two Rear Folding Cup Holders
Four-Point Harnesses with Airbags for Front Seats
Three-Point Automotive-Style Belts for Rear Seats
Rear LATCH Attachment Points for Automotive-Style Car Seats
Standard Leather Seats with Recline for all Seats*
Large Rear Cargo Door with Accessory Storage Compartment
Rear Cargo Netting with Quick-Release Mechanisms
Easy Rear Seat Folding Mechanism folds to Near-Flat
Two Rear Coat Hooks and One Rear Coat Hanger Rail

But, but no pilot relief tube? Messy plane with four cup holders holding 4 Diet Coke cans.

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11 hours ago, carusoam said:

Does that come complete with a heated carbon fiber Monroy PeeTube assembly?

The unheated ones were a bit hard to use in the winter...

:)

-a-

Is the inboard end ever heated? or just the outside part??

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The Monroys are pilot perfect!

One heater near the external end... blazing hot outside... 98.6°F inside the cabin...

PP imagination only, not an actual pirep...   :)

Best regards,

-a-

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